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And Many More: a heart-healthy birthday cake

Today is Neil’s birthday. After the summer he’s had, I wanted to do it up big for his birthday. I think I’m pretty good at providing a festive atmosphere and well-loved gifts for the boys’ birthdays, but Neil’s birthday has never really been as successful for me. Maybe it’s because we don’t usually have a […]

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Watermelon Cucumber Slushies

One of the things that was waiting for me upon our return from the Boston area last Thursday was a book I had requested from the library: People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop Nearly all of the recipes in this book follow a formula: fresh […]

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Make-Ahead Apple Pie

It all started with a bag of apple “seconds,” a willing assistant, and a photo op.  Eamonn was helping me break in our new apple peeler/corer/slicer, and I (of course) had the camera out for the occasion.  “Let’s make a video,” said he, and before long we found ourselves embarking on a multi-part Flufy Makes […]

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Cold-Press Coffee, or, How I Reclaimed Some Precious Counter Space

I recently took my coffeemaker off of the counter top and regained about a square foot of space.  In my kitchen, that’s a big deal.  It’s not that I’ve given up coffee – I still have my morning cup most days – it’s just that I’ve found a new way to make that cup, and […]

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Strawberry-Lemonade Smoothies 2.0

I originally posted about these slushy, delicious fruity drinks back in 2007.  Since then, I’ve made a few tiny changes (and taken some much nicer pictures, if we’re being honest here) and thought it was worth an update. We make these smoothies every year when the weather turns hot.  They’re like Summer in a Cup! […]

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Herb Croutons

  I brought a tossed salad to a Father’s Day BBQ today.  I gathered most of the ingredients from the Morristown Farmers’ Market this morning, and had intended to make my own salad dressing and croutons, too.  I vaguely remember having done both before, but not being pleased enough with the results to repeat the […]

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Buttermilk Wheat Pancakes

I rarely have my act together enough in the morning to do anything more than hand out toaster pastries, let alone make pancakes.  But suppertime?  Sure, I can handle making pancakes at suppertime.  Especially pancakes from a mix.  Easy peasy. However, there was a disagreement last night surrounding the mix I had in the cupboard, […]

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